Category Archives for "Therapy Animals"

The World of the Comfort Dog AKA Crisis Response Dog

Reading Time: 3 minutesDogs make everything better, especially in scary and stressful situations. Their presence seems to put us almost immediately in a better mood or at the very least feel comforted. Bringing comfort to people comes naturally to dogs, but with a little training, the reach of their comfort can reach hundreds of people. A dog like this goes

Can You Get a Service Dog for Depression?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Around four percent of the American population suffers from a severe mental health disability. For those who live with severe depression, living a normal life can be hard. They need a little help getting by in their day-to-day. One thing is for certain: they would greatly benefit from getting a service dog for depression. These animals

Equine Therapy: How Equine Assisted Therapy Changes Lives

Reading Time: 4 minutes Equine Therapy – have you heard of it? It can be life-changing. It’s been around for a very, very long time, but it has only been gaining recognition in relatively recent years. Read on to learn more about where equine therapy came from, what it is, and how it is helping thousands of people worldwide. Hippocrates, the Greek

Setting Pups Up for Success: The Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a non-profit organization that certifies dogs as therapy animals. Today, more and more medical professionals are seeing the importance of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and animal-assisted activities (AAA) on people’s health and state of mind. So, if you’d like to join the movement and learn more

101 Course on How to Make Your Dog a Therapy Dog

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you ever been to visit someone in a hospital or been standing in line to drop your bag at the airport, when suddenly you find yourself face-to-face with a dog whose job it is to cuddle? Therapy dogs are amazing canine citizens that are taken to places where people might need a little extra love and support. The best news? Your pet

Pet Partners: Dedicated to Healing through the Human-Animal Bond!

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur pets are our best friends and our companions who love us unconditionally.  For some of us, our pets are even our biggest source of support. Pet Partners is an organization that has witnessed first hand, the many positive effects a therapy animal can have on people. If you think a therapy dog is right for you, then read on to learn

Therapy Dogs International: Training Therapy Dogs to Succeed

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you ever gone into a school, nursing home, or hospital, and found yourself face-to-face with a furry staff member? If so, chances are you’ve met a therapy dog!  Therapy Dogs International is one of America’s leading trainers and certifiers of therapy dogs, active in all 50 states. Read on to learn more about Therapy Dogs International,

Pets as Prescription: The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy

Reading Time: 4 minutesEver hear the term pets as prescription? Well, over the last decade more and more mental health professionals are beginning to see the many benefits of animal assisted therapy for people. But, what is animal-assisted therapy and how is it different from getting an emotional support animal? And—most importantly—which one is right for

Hero Dogs 101: The Essential Therapy Dog Requirements

Reading Time: 5 minutes What are the therapy dog requirements that you need to know about to turn your awesome pup into a superhero pup? A therapy dog works with a dog handler. This is almost always the dog’s owner. Do you think that you and your doggo have what it takes to become a therapy team? Read on to find out more about training, therapy dog certification

The Ins and Outs of Therapy Dog Certification

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you got an especially friendly, gentle, and responsive dog that may be suited to being a therapy dog? Or perhaps you’re thinking about adopting a pooch as your own individual emotional support animal to help you in your life first and foremost. Perhaps, later on, when all is going well, they can share their love and special qualities

How to Get a Therapy Dog: Make Your Dog a Community Hero

Reading Time: 5 minutesHave you ever wondered what a day in the life of a therapy dog may look like? Do they actually work like dogs – and what does that mean anyway?! Therapy dogs (and other types of therapy animals) have a very special role. A therapy dog can be any breed of dog. An existing pooch can also be suitable for therapy dog training. Read on to

The Basics of Therapy Dog Training: Tips to Get You Started

Reading Time: 5 minutes Therapy dogs are in high demand because of the massive impact they have on those struggling within a community. If you want to join the club and let your doggo share its calming comfort with others, therapy dog training is the right place to start! Read on to find out about the required qualities and training that these canine heroes! Take

The Best Therapy Dogs Rocking the Emotional Support World!

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Best therapy dogs come in all shapes and sizes. It’s not what’s on the outside that counts, its what’s on the inside: Character maketh the therapy dog. It’s all about personality and a doggos ability to bring comfort and joy to people who need those things in their lives! Take CertaPet’s Free Screening

Therapy Cat 101: Let Your Cat Share Its Calming Cuddles with Others!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIs your cat a loving people-cat that enjoys cuddling, getting petted, and meeting new people? A therapy cat is a feline friend who shares its affection with those in need of comforting. Cats as therapy animals visit can an assisted living facility, hospitals or schools, just like therapy dogs. Animals improve health in people by sharing

Therapy Dogs 101: The #1 Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutes Therapy dogs offer something unique, making them stand out amongst the other doggies and kitties out there. Trained to care, therapy animals visit the young and the old from schools to nursing homes helping those in need. Want to learn more about the impact therapy animals leave? Keep reading and carry on. Jump to Sections:What is a